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Monday, July 16, 2012

Camping on the Shores of Lake Michigan

Hello everyone!  Hope you all are having a good day, and keeping cool!
Last week we camped in our motor home in Northern Michigan, in one of our very favorite campgrounds in the state.  The sites are huge, very private, and wooded, there are lots of wonderful hiking trails in the woods, and stairs that lead to a gorgeous white sandy beach on Grand Traverse Bay.  No internet connection for an entire week, though (phooey!)!!! Now that is what I call roughing it:)!
 It was a nice and relaxing week, and we even got a welcome break from the heat, til the last two days.
 I just love this view of the beach, from the top of the stairs!
 One afternoon, we drove to the Old Mission Peninsula and did a bit of wine tasting.  This adorable little school house, dating from the late 1800's, is home to a neat winery.  It even has it's original blackboards and hardwood floors!  You may be surprised to know that our state has many amazing, award winning wineries, that would rival any that we've visited in Sonoma and Napa Valley.
 We took our bikes, and of course Emily's little cart!
 As a puppy, she hated riding in the cart, and would always try and chew her way out.  Now that she is considered a "senior", she's finally realized that it's fun, and a great way to catch a breeze!
 Nothing beats watching the sunset over Lake Michigan.  It was breathtaking!
 I've got a few more pictures of our trip that I'll share with you later this week.
 So now it's back to heat and humidity, and trying to keep my poor plants and flowers watered!
Enjoy your week!


The Bear's Blog said...

The sunsets are beautiful. But the pictures of Emily just warmed my heart (and not from the heat, but from love). What precious pictures, she looks so comfortable.

And she is so considerate, making sure you and hubby get your exercise. Giggle.


Kim K. said...

What a lovely get away. Nothing beats lake Michigan sunsets. What precious pictures of your sweet dog.

Carol Stuck said...

Just love Lake Michigan. We are in the East Leroy area and love to get away. Miss Emily is adorable and love her mode of transportation. ha! We have a black, Miss Peanut that is just 8 weeks old.

The pics were beautiful and thanks so much for sharing them.


Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

I've never been there, but it sure is beautiful!

myric andreasen said...

Oh what fun to ride in an RV! Looks like you had a fun day and you took some great photos!

How's the temperature in MI?

I just finished my dryer sheets mirror that I painted blue. I thought about you. I thought you might like it since like me you love blues!


NanaDiana said...

I missed this post earlier! lol...wondered where the heck you were.

Looks like you had a good time and I am glad that it was cooler there. It has been horrible here.

Love the pictures of the sunset. xo Diana

Susan said...

How fun Donna! What a great way to vacation, and quite a treat to visit a great winery. I would have enjoyed a glass with you, had I been there. :)
Lucky Emily for that sweet ride!
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